Simone Biles and her Team USA teammates won their fifth-straight World team title on Tuesday at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
The gold medal is Biles’ 21st overall medal at the Worlds and moves her into sole possession of the record for most medals by a female gymnast. Previously, she was tied with Russia’s Svetlana Khorkina at 20.
The medal also represents Biles’ 15th gold medal at the World Championships, a record she already owned, going back to 2015.
“I guess it’s kinda crazy,” said Biles, never one to focus on the superlatives of her stellar career.
For the Americans, it’s total domination as they become the first team since Romania (1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001) to claim five global team titles in a row.
“I feel like I haven’t gotten the chance to process it yet,” Biles said. “But I think we’ll do some celebrating tonight, for all of it. For the team, for the medal count, for the fifth year in a row.
The U.S. posted an 172.330, followed by Russia with 166.529. Italy took the bronze medal at 164.796.